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"Enable File System Access Control" - Fine Grained File System Access Control for the Reports Server (Doc ID 1608683.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Reports Developer - Version to [Release 11g]
Oracle Reports Developer - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The purpose of this article is to understand the Reports Server feature "Enable File System Access Control" in Reports 11g.  It includes a description and an example how to review and configure this setting.

This document is provided for a security issue released in the January 2014 Security Advisory for versions, and At this time, 11g customers should refer to the latest CPU for cumulative fixes and instructions for newer 11g versions.

Critical Patch Updates (CPU) and Security Alerts

  • Check for latest Security Advisory and a Patch Availability Document for your product
  • A Security Advisory documents the vulnerabilities for a specific CPU release.
  • A Patch Availability Document provides the cumulative patches and instructions for each product version within Lifetime Support as defined by Error Correction Policy Policies (Note 209768.1).

The two documents below were provided for security issues released in an earlier October 2012 Security Advisory for versions,, and Newer releases will have the functionality built in upon new installation or a Patch Set release. The new default behavior of diagnostic output and configurable options will still apply to these newer versions. Refer to these in addition to this document:

Note 1479064.1  New Feature: <urlEngineAccess> Controls URLEngine (rwUrlEng) Sources:
Note 1480206.1  REP-52262: Diagnostic Output is Disabled


This article is intended for Administrators managing Oracle Reports 11g environments.


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